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The Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Partnership Board (CTM RPB) developed a Population Needs Assessment to guide what heath, social care, and wellbeing services are needed in their communities.

Between June-November 2021, they gave people an opportunity to collaborate with song writers, artists, poets, and story tellers to bring to life their experiences, feelings, and ideas for the future.

At least 1,183 residents across Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil were engaged through a variety of different ways, including engagement toolkits, group discussions, a roadshow, an online survey, and a series of hack-a-thon events.

How did this lead to ‘Hear Our Voices’?

Their communities told the Regional Partnership Board the many barriers and challenges they are facing on a daily basis, and also shared their ideas for change.

A number of songs and stories were written during the events.

Watch the film below

The RPB wanted to widely profile these experiences and created ‘Hear Our Voices’ to bring together people with lived experiences, professionals, and decision makers, ensuring everyone works together to drive positive changes.

‘Hear our Voices’ band: 

The ‘Hear our Voices’ band, who feature in Lleswyl 2023 are some of the musicians and song writers who helped bring those lived experiences to life and to others.

The band features:

  • Maddie Jones
  • Cat Razzell
  • Tobias Robertson

We thank also Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Partnership Board for their support.